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At The Wedding Ring, we make wedding planning easy. Our team has curated some of the best expert wedding tips in the industry to create the ultimate wedding resource. Whether you’re newly engaged or deep in the process of planning your special day, we’re here to make your wedding planning as seamless as possible.

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Cake and Crumb does wedding cake right!

Cake and Crumb does wedding cake right!

“Life is short – Make it sweet! Let’s be real, the wedding cake is the star of any wedding! But while you’re drooling over the thought of a delicious flavour, …
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How to Have Your Friend Marry You!

Want to have your friend marry you!? TV and Hollywood make it seem so simple to have a friend or family member officiate your wedding; Think Joey officiating Pheobe’s wedding …
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Top 5 tips for DIY Wedding Flowers

Say “I do” to amazing wedding flowers that won’t break the bank! We all know blossoms are a must-have for any wedding, but they can leave your wallet feeling the …
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Wedding Sparkler Tunnel Tips

How can you add a little extra magic to your wedding day? Three words: Wedding Sparkler Tunnel. They can spotlight your entrance or create a fairytale exit. Or simply give …
How to choose your wedding DJ

How to choose your wedding DJ

So you’ve reached the stage of your wedding planning that you’re searching for your wedding DJ. How do you know which DJ company is the perfect choice for you, your …
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Hiring a Destination Wedding Travel Expert

Do you envision a romantic and unforgettable wedding that will leave you and your guests lasting memories? Consider a destination wedding for your big day.Ah, destination weddings. When the happy …
Top Wedding Trends of 2024

Top Wedding Trends of 2024

We’ve done the research and talked to the experts. We’ve watched the fashion runways, the celebrity weddings, and a million other little details that help us forecast what’s going to …
Choosing the Perfect Wedding MC

Choosing the Perfect Wedding MC

Stratford Country Club shares their tips for choosing the perfect wedding MC to make your special day unforgettable. Your wedding day is one of the most significant moments of your …
$1,000 Wedding at Indulge Event Space

$1,000 Wedding at Indulge Event Space

Looking for somewhere beautiful and unique to host your wedding? Do you want somewhere that is beautiful and has the most amazing food? Indulge Event Space is the perfect spot …
Favourite Wedding Flowers

Favourite Wedding Flowers

“Get ready to bloom on your big day! Choosing the perfect wedding flowers isn’t just about picking out pretty petals for your bouquet or centrepieces. There’s a whole garden of …
Freezing Your Wedding Cake

Freezing Your Wedding Cake

As the wedding bells start ringing it’s easy to get caught up in the joy and excitement of planning your big day. A lot of thought goes into the wedding …
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Upscale and Affordable Intimate Weddings

Are you finding that your dream wedding does not align with your dream budget? Are you searching for ways to make the budget fit the dream? If the rising costs …
Bridal Trends for 2024

Bridal Trends for 2024

What bridal trends can we expect for 2024? Designers are meeting the demands of brides-to-be by creating unique and innovative wedding dress styles that reflect their individuality. From flowy fabrics …
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Champagne Towers Wedding Trend

“Champagne pops and champagne towers are the new sparkler exit. Timelines and budgets are changing so couples are opting for shorter wedding photography coverage, hence this new wedding trend. Wanting …
Booking Your Wedding Hotel Block

Booking Your Wedding Hotel Block

“Are you in the midst of planning the most magical day of your life. Are you wondering how to handle accommodations for your cherished wedding guests? Well, let me just …
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Off-Season Weddings at Rebel Creek

Rebel Creek Golf Club has become a popular spot for off-season weddings for many reasons. From budget-friendly prices to the additional privacy afforded by the golf course being closed. There …
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Changing wedding trends

“As a bridal store owner celebrating thirteen years in business in September, I’ve seen a few things. I’ve owned a business directly after a recession. I’ve been part of many …
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Wedding Dress Bustles Style Guide

Wedding dress bustles are a popular choice for brides who want the elegance of a train for their wedding ceremony and pictures, but not for the entire event. Bustling refers …
Timeless Black and White Images

Timeless Black and White Images

Documenting black and white images at weddings in a journalistic style means photographing moments that are happening. I KNOW every photographer says they capture “the moments”. But a trained journalistic …
First dance alternatives

First dance alternatives

A wedding reception is the culmination of months, sometimes years of planning and is often marked by a lively dance floor. The wedding dance is not just an opportunity for …
Wedding bouquet alternatives

Wedding bouquet alternatives

Traditionally, bouquets made up of a mixture of colorful blooms have been key to completing the bridal party ensemble. And while coordinated floral bouquets are absolutely stunning, you may be …
Tying the Knot? Take a Romantic Honeymoon

Tying the Knot? Take a Romantic Honeymoon

A romantic honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in your life with your new spouse. It is a time to escape the hustle …
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7 Ways to Control your Wedding Finances

Your wedding day is one of your life’s most notable and memorable occasions, and it can also be one of the most expensive. Planning a dream wedding can often come …
Should I tip my wedding vendors?

Should I tip my wedding vendors?

Should I tip my wedding vendors? This is one of the questions that we hear most often. When it comes to tipping wedding vendors, there is no hard and fast …
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6 Tips for the best bouquet preservation

Our team at Grant Wedding Wishes does bouquet preservation and works with couples to transform their wedding bouquets into unique works of art that they can enjoy for a lifetime! …
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WEDDING EXPO: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF IT

WEDDING EXPO EXPERT TIP BY: Anne Warren, The Wedding Ring (theweddingring.ca) If you’re newly engaged, attending a wedding expo is an absolute must to jumpstart your wedding planning. Here are …
Prepare a Wedding Garden in your home | {Expert Tip}

Prepare a Wedding Garden in your home | {Expert Tip}

Prepare a Wedding Garden in your home, Contributed by: Jennifer Dawson Food, favors, attire, and entertainment matter when planning a wedding, but the venue is the center of it all …
Top Five Honeymoon Destinations

Top Five Honeymoon Destinations

HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS EXPERT TIP BY: Christina Stubbe, Blue Isle Travel Co. (blueisletravelco.ca) With so many romantic places all over the world, how do you choose which one is right for …
8 TIPS TO HOSTING AN ECO-FRIENDLY DESTINATION WEDDING

8 TIPS TO HOSTING AN ECO-FRIENDLY DESTINATION WEDDING

ECO-FRIENDLY DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERT TIP BY: Nicole Bedard, A-Destination Wedding (a-destinationwedding.com) Did you know the average wedding of 120 people can produce as much as 400 pounds of garbage? With an …
Wedding Trends: The Ring's Trend Report

Wedding Trends: The Ring’s Trend Report

Wedding Trends Hot on the Horizon FEATURE BY: Anne Warren & Kristen Sullivan, The Wedding Ring (theweddingring.ca) We’ve done the research. We’ve talked to the pros. From décor and florals …
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5 Wedding Reception Meals to Consider

Considering what your Wedding Reception Meal Style will be, is very important. Unquestionably, one of the most significant aspects of your wedding is the food. Whatever the setting, whether it’s …
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HOT FOR 2024: The Intimate Wedding

THE BIGGEST TREND? AN INTIMATE WEDDING! 4 REASONS WHY! EXPERT TIP BY: Leslie Kay, Tapestry Hall  Smaller, more intimate nuptials were a trend we saw takeoff during 2021 and 2022 …
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Add Creative Flair With Unique Lighting

UNIQUE LIGHTING EXPERT TIP BY: Holly Sluiter, Fedora Media (fedoramedia.com) So, you’re looking through different wedding photos and wondering why backlit lighting effects look so jaw-droppingly gorgeous! You know the ones, …
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Wedding Rehearsals Without Overwhelm {Expert Tip}

Why online advice about wedding rehearsals is wrong WEDDING REHEARSALS EXPERT TIP BY: Annette Marchant, Enduring Promises (♥) (enduringpromises.com) The lead-up, and day of the wedding can be hectic and crazy. Have …
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10 Reasons To Have a Photo Booth at Your Wedding

EXPERT TIP BY: Cyndee Lavoie, Picture Us Mirror Photobooth (♥) (pictureus.ca) Are you planning your big day? Do you want to add something extra special and memorable to ensure your …
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Ten Wedding Budget Tips For Your Big Day

Budget-friendly wedding planning is all about priorities. Rising costs are making this seem like a challenge. If you plan accordingly, you CAN have the wedding of your dreams, without breaking …
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Your Wedding DJ is the Master of Experience

Couples planning weddings for 2024 and 2025 are turning their attention to making sure that their weddings are experiential; shifting guests from their role as witnesses to active participants at …
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Custom Tux For Your Wedding Party

 An engagement can be an exciting but often busy time in the life of a couple. Many couples may begin their wedding planning journey by discussing what their visions are …
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Wedding Cake Q&A

WEDDING CAKE EXPERT TIP BY: Jenn Bonner, Decadently Yours (decadentlyyours.ca)  Choosing the right cake for your wedding is more than just choosing between chocolate and vanilla, fondant and buttercream. With nine …
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Designing a custom engagement ring

Getting engaged is a special life event that deserves careful consideration around all parts. You’ve found your partner, now it’s time to seal the deal; how can you find a …
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Wedding Checklist for an All-Inclusive Destination Wedding

WEDDING CHECKLIST EXPERT TIP BY: Mike Snider, Northstar Travel & Associates (♥) (northstartravel.ca) We know that there are endless choices and options for your destination wedding. The most popular destination …
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Preserve your wedding bouquet {Expert Tip}

Expert Tip by GRANT WEDDING WISHES (www.grantweddingwishes.com) Bouquet preservation in Kitchener, ON At the end of your wedding night, the last thing you want to have to think about is throwing your …
Your Ultimate Checklist {Expert Tip}

Your Ultimate Checklist {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY UNMISTAKABLY YOU (♥) (www.unmistakablyyou.com) London, ON Congratulations—you’re engaged! First, take a moment to soak up that just-said-yes bliss. This is one of the most exciting seasons of …
5 Tips For Choosing A Wedding Cake {Expert Tip}

5 Tips For Choosing A Wedding Cake {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY DECADENTLY YOURS (www.decadentlyyours.ca) Guelph, ON You might not know much about wedding cakes (besides the obvious fact that they’re delicious), but the more informed you are, the …
Ring Exchange 101 {Expert Tip}

Ring Exchange 101 {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY SOMETHING NEW OFFICIANT (www.somethingnewofficiant.ca) London, ON “The ring exchange moment in a ceremony is so commonplace that many people believe that it’s a legal requirement. However, it’s …
3 REASONS TO INCLUDE CHILD CARE IN WEDDINGS

3 REASONS TO INCLUDE CHILD CARE IN WEDDINGS

3 Reasons to Include Child Care in Weddings is a guest post from Child Care On-Site When you’re planning your wedding you considered how to ensure that your guests had …
Making Your Destination Wedding Legal Without The Hassle {Expert Tip}

Making Your Destination Wedding Legal Without The Hassle {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY ENDURING PROMISES (www.enduringpromises.com) Toronto, ON The word destination says so much—sun & sand, carefree days, rest, adventure, and time away from the day-to-day. But, if you take …
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Vow Writing 101 {Expert Tip}

VOW WRITING EXPERT TIP BY SOMETHING NEW OFFICIANT (www.somethingnewofficiant.ca) London, ON “The vow writing process is an area of ceremony planning my clients often feel the most intimidated by, and …
Top 5 reasons every couple should consider DIY Wedding Wine {Expert Tip}

Top 5 reasons every couple should consider DIY Wedding Wine {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY SFW URBAN WINERY (www.sfwurbanwinery.com) Waterloo, ON “The best wines are the ones we drink with friends. This is especially true when it comes to your wedding or …
Things No One Tells You When You Get Engaged {Expert Tip}

Things No One Tells You When You Get Engaged {Expert Tip}

“Congratulations!! You got engaged! It’s such an exciting time in your life, and I’m sure that you’re spending an inordinate amount of time with a big, goofy grin on your …
5 Makeup Tips To Help Your Makeup Last

5 Makeup Tips To Help Your Makeup Last

5 Makeup Tips to make your Make-up last Every bride is searching for the perfect makeup look and makeup artist to help them achieve that look. Part of that perfect …
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Tuxedo or Suit?

Fewer couples are choosing the traditional church ceremony and reception in a banquet hall. They are opting instead for venues that reflect modern, sometimes casual, sensibilities: backyards, beaches, and even …
Personalize Your Wedding With Winemaking  {expert tip}

Personalize Your Wedding With Winemaking {expert tip}

Expert Tip by Daisy Oliveira, Danny’s Wine and Beer Supplies (www.dannyswineandbeer.com) | Photos courtesy of HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) Weddings are not just about parading embellished ball gowns and neat suits. It …
DIY Wedding Cricut Projects {expert tip}

DIY Wedding Cricut Projects {expert tip}

DIY Wedding Cricut Projects is an expert tip. Wedding season is on and restrictions are lifting. It’s time to start thinking about fun and unique 2021 wedding projects for your …
What is a Pop Up Wedding and Why is it Awesome? {expert tip}

What is a Pop Up Wedding and Why is it Awesome? {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY LOVELY WEDDINGS AND EVENTS (www.lovelyweddingsandevents.ca) Kitchener, ON | Photos: Gary Evans Photography Lovely Weddings & Events shares more on how to get hitched in style at a …
The Perfect Wedding Flow {expert tip}

The Perfect Wedding Flow {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY MAXIMUM MUSIC (www.maximumdj.com) Toronto, ON | Photos: courtesy of Maximum Music Think of your wedding day as a series of events: ceremony, cocktails, dinner, speeches, and the …
Find the Perfect Shape Ring

How to Find the Perfect Shaped Ring {expert tip}

How to Find the Perfect Shaped Ring is a guest post by Lori Wade | Photos courtesy of Pexels.com Are you struggling to find an engagement ring for yourself or your …
The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Reception Beverage Menu Planning {expert tip}

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Reception Beverage Menu Planning {expert tip}

Expert Tip by Daisy Oliveira, Danny’s Wine and Beer Supplies (www.dannyswineandbeer.com) | Photos courtesy of HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) All great wedding receptions have two things in common: a delicious food menu …
DIY Wedding Flowers {expert tip}

DIY Wedding Flowers {expert tip}

Expert Tip by Alida Riddell, Lily on the Thames (www.lilyonthethames.ca) | Photos courtesy of Lily on the Thames “Up until now, I’ve done the floral designing myself. And while I …
Touching Hearts: One ceremony at a time {favourite things}

Touching Hearts: One ceremony at a time {favourite things}

Touching Hearts: One Ceremony at a Time is a guest post by Marilyn Dion, Woven Words Ceremonies (www.wovenwordsceremonies.com) | Photo above: White Photographie “What do you mean you only need …
Three Things That Inspire a Couple’s Wedding Invitation Design

Three Things That Inspire a Couple’s Wedding Invitation Design

Expert tip by Alex Boston, Paperlust (www.paperlust.co) | Photos courtesy of Paperlust Designing your invitations can be one of the most exciting and personal pieces of the wedding planning process …
Top 5 Wedding Cake Tips No One Tells You {expert tip}

Top 5 Wedding Cake Tips No One Tells You {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY DECADENTLY YOURS (www.decadentlyyours.ca) Guelph, ON | Photo above: Amy Taylor Photography You might not know much about wedding cakes (besides the obvious fact that they’re delicious), but …
Choosing an MC for your wedding

Choosing an MC for your wedding

Choosing an MC for your wedding is a more complicated decision than it can seem on the surface. Many people just choose their favourite uncle or friend. But when you …
Why choose a custom gown? {expert tip}

Why choose a custom gown? {expert tip}

Custom Gown Q&A with Tami, Designer and Creator of Mina Bridal Design (www.minabridaldesign.ca) Stratford, ON Q. WHAT IS CUSTOM DESIGN?A. A custom gown is designed and created for your distinct …
Micro Weddings in Paradise

Micro Weddings in Paradise {Expert Tip}

Micro Weddings in Paradise is an expert tip by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com) | Photo above: Honey Photography Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, a truly unique wedding venue, features both an indoor …
Tent outdoor wedding locations

Tent & Outdoor Wedding Locations

Tent & Outdoor Wedding Locations are a great option for an intimate wedding. We have found a few fabulous options throughout Southwestern Ontario. For many engaged couples, an outdoor wedding …
Jewellery Ideas

Jewellery Ideas For Pre-Wedding Shoots

Pre-wedding photoshoots are extremely trendy right now. To-be wedded couples are enthusiastic about their wedding album to be stupendous in all ways which they can adore for generations. The photographers …
Choosing The Right Men's Wedding Ring

Choosing The Right Men’s Wedding Ring

Around 300,000 people get married in Canada every year, and wedding rings are traditionally exchanged as a symbol of commitment. A men’s wedding ring has to be the right balance …
Fun wedding foods for your big day!

Fun wedding foods for your big day!

Looking to add a little extra fun to your wedding?  Here are a few of our favourite fun wedding foods selections from Thunderstorm Productions Drinkbox The DrinkBox from ThunderStorm Productions …
Benefits of a backyard wedding

Benefits of a backyard wedding

Have you always dreamed of having a backyard wedding? At your Uncle’s horse farm? Or your parent’s immaculately landscaped estate grounds? Then you make a list of all the extra …
The Best Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

The Best Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

Wedding dress shopping is as tedious as it is thrilling! But don’t be discouraged. You can improve your chances at finding “The Dress” quickly, when you plan well for your …
Wedding Favour Donations are the feel good trend

Wedding Favour Donations are the feel good trend

More and more couples are giving wedding favour donations at their big day. This is a great way to give back and give something meaningful to your guests. Couples can …